- About

and Tammy Defoe, President

Tammy Defoe is the Founder and President of GTApreneurs Inc., a business networking and coaching company located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Tammy is a Business Coach, Sales and Public Speaking Trainer, Event Coordinator and Host. She would be happy to help you grow your business!

Since founding GTApreneurs in 2019, Tammy has organized and hosted over 70 business networking events. She coaches 3 Exclusive Business Coaching and Referral Networking Groups every week. She onboards and interviews Guest Speakers for GTAprenenurs events. She provides private business coaching services; and manages the whole company including 3 Assistants.

In addition, Tammy created this website and all other collateral that GTApreneurs uses everyday to serve our clients.

Tammy’s previous careers were in the financial services, fitness, and food and beverage industries, all in self-employment roles and the latter two also in employment roles.

As an independently contracted Financial Security Advisor in London, Tammy received training from top financial planners and insurance specialists in sales, business development and financial planning; and collaborated with many other related professionals including mortgage agents, real estate agents, lawyers and others to bring the best quality service to her clients and for referral networking. Tammy attended countless business networking events during this time and start a referral networking group, before moving to the GTA in February 2018. To work in that role, she was licensed as a Mutual Funds Sales Representative and as a Life and Health Insurance Broker.

Prior to that, Tammy was a Personal Fitness Trainer, Nutritionist, Fitness Supervisor, Fitness Professional Trainer and Trainer-Owner, during which time, she educated and trained hundreds of clients and trained many Personal Trainers to great success. She also collaborated with several complimentary professionals including a physiotherapist, chiropractor, occupational therapist, and social worker to bring their graduating patients to a higher level of fitness after recovering from illness or injury. She also sent these professionals referrals when the needs arose.

So, Tammy is well versed in the power of referral networking, both for optimal client service and for business development.

As a Group Fitness Instructor, Tammy choreographed and instructed 1000’s of classes over the span of 25 years helping 1000’s of participants improve their health and fitness levels. She also taught 2 different Group Fitness Instructor certification programs, with the second one being one that she self-developed.

Tammy’s food and beverage industry experience started when she was 14 years old, when she started working for a fast-food company. Then, progressed into a supervisory role by age 18. Tammy then switched to the bar and restaurant sector as a server, then went back to fast food as an Assistant Manager. Later, while working in the fitness industry, Tammy generated additional income by providing beverage planning and service on occasional weekends as a self-employed contractor for a business owner’s private functions.

Tammy also spent some time in her mid 20’s working as an independent sales consultant for Avon and Yves Rocher, her first entrepreneurial experiences.

Tammy’s education includes 3 years of university studies with a grade A average, including courses in business, psychology, science, math, nutrition and kinesiology; plus fitness certifications; the Canadian Investment Funds course; the life license qualification program; and ongoing education and training in digital marketing and technology from industry experts and self-learning.

Tammy uses this vast experience and education to help hundreds of business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs and self-employed professionals every year to start or grow their businesses.

She would love to help you too! Book a free consultation today!

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Studies have shown that entrepreneurs who work with Business Coaches do better than those who don’t.

  • Learn the fundamentals before starting or get on board now with learning the most important concepts in business today and see your business soar.
  • Knowledge is power, so equip yourself well so you can save time and money on strategies and methods that may not generate the best short-term or long-term results for your business.
  • Ride on the coat-tails of our expert Business Coach, by getting professional advice on what to do and what to avoid.
  • Get an action plan that you will work through week after week with the full support and guidance of your coach, so by the end of your program you will see concrete improvements and have a clear vision for your future success.

GTApreneurs offers more than just business coaching. We are a full business services and networking organization dedicated to helping you at all stages of your business from start-up to maturity to succession planning and sale or transfer.

client reviews


I really appreciate all of our members, Guest Speakers and event guests who have a provided us with a testimonial about their positive experiences with our business networking events memberships and business coaching.

– Tammy Defoe


– From our current and former clients
This is THE BEST networking event I’ve attended. Everyone really wants to connect and build relationships. Tammy really cares about everyone within her referral network by pointing it out strengths top group members. You really need to join the next event. Highly recommend it.
I have been a member for almost a year now. I would highly recommend GTApreneurs to anyone looking to network and create lasting friendships. I'm continuously receiving referrals which is allowing me to grow as an entrepreneur.
Tammy is fabulous in providing a professional platform that connects people and businesses. GTApreneurs referral groups are a great way to get referrals and business and the open networking events are the best to meet new people.
I have watched Tammy grow over the last couple years and she has build quite a nice Kingdom of entrepreneurs who really want to get to know one another and turn those relationships into business. She is structured, organized and diligent. I love what Tammy has created and how she consistently provides education and opportunities for her network. Thank you.
I have attended many Gtapreneurs events. They are always well run and great networking opportunities. I have made some great connections. I highly recommend attending the networking events and becoming a member of one of the chapters.
Tammy Defoe is a great business coach. I am in one of her networking groups and it is a great place to make strong connections and referrals with business partners. I also I recommend attending the open events with great speakers who present on important topics .
Tammy Defoe developed a fantastic network of professionals through networking events and exclusive referral groups including business coaching, education and resources. It is my pleasure to lead one of the groups as a Coach. I love the energy of the group and the community in general. I highly recommend attending the events featuring guest experts who speak and present on important topics as well as joining a group to form incredible relationships and referral partnerships.
I have been happily attending GTApreneurs Networking events for some time now. Tammy does an amazing job with her layout, presentations, guest speakers, keeping us on track and opportunities for each individual business to speak with a personal pitch. I had the honour to be a guest speaker to present my business in the past. Tammy was very supportive during the entire process of planning and implementing the presentation. I am grateful for all the assistance provided to me and the opportunity to share my knowledge of my company to those that attended. I highly recommend you join us sometime to see what I am raving about. Hope to see you there.

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